The Canadian Coast Guard has announced a new integrated services centre and helicopter hangar at Saint John, New Brunswick.
Airbus signs contract with Hokkaido Government
Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract for one AS365 N3+ Dauphin helicopter for the Hokkaido prefecture in Japan, where the aircraft will be used for rescue missions and other supporting activities. Airbus has also delivered one AS365 N3+ helicopter each to the Fukuoka City Fire Department and the Kumamoto prefecture respectively, for firefighting work, search-and-rescue missions and emergency support.
“The successive orders and deliveries signal a good start to the new year in Japan, as we renew long-lasting relationships and welcome new ones,” said Olivier Tillier, managing director of Airbus Helicopters in Japan. “With more orders expected in the coming months, we are all geared to provide total support through our well established value chain to serve the growing needs of our customers.”
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Surplus aircraft from the Canadian Coast Guard are to be donated to educational institutions across Canada, in a plan backed by the Canadian Government.